Report from the Spring Renewal 2016

On the October long weekend we had our 22nd Sydney Spring Renewal Retreat, which was the 3rd on the beautiful land of Uncle Noel Butler and Trish Roberts, Jamanee Gunya. Each time we have returned to their land it feels like we’ve got deeper in our relationship to both the people and the land. While…

Being in Sedona

      Here we are in Sedona – one of the famous centres of the New Age culture on the planet. Not 2 weeks ago, at the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS), just north of San Francisco, where Ruhaniat Sufis had our Jamiat Khas I bought a book on Alchemical Divination by Ralph Metzner…

The Metaphysics of Climate Change

    The Metaphysics of Climate Change by Ben-Zion Weiss PhD 6 – 10 – 2015 “…continued exploitation of all fossil fuels on Earth threatens not only the other millions of species on the planet but also the survival of humanity itself…” James Hansen (2011) The above quote by the distinguished NASA climate scientist needs…

A paper presented at the NO2Bullying Conference on the Gold Coast 2015

BUILDING BULLY PROOF COMMUNITIES THROUGH HARMONY SOLUTIONS Abstract: Research has shown that people function optimally when they are driven by a sense of purpose and belonging, which gives their life meaning. Children need to have a healthy sense of purpose and belonging, otherwise they create ‘meaning’ through dysfunctional, destructive and dissociative means like bullying. This…

Adam and Adamah, Earthling and Earth

Here’s a link to talk I was invited to give to the Faith Ecology Network a few years ago about the Jewish relationship to the Earth and Ecology: http://faithecology.net.au/ecological-themes/earth/adam-and-adamah-jewish/ A surfer ceremony for one of their own, Paul Fitzgerald of Tamarama. A wonderful local man who died of skin cancer a few years ago

Dreaming Integral Consciousness

Bronte Bogey Hole   Last night (7/12/14), I had a night of dreams about getting supplies. There was a box of electrical equipment – flexes and plugs and multiple sockets – and some kind of Tarot cards. I woke up thinking how one of the functions of dreams, as mentioned at the Dream Alchemy conference…

The Fox and the Freedom Fighters

The Fox and the Freedom Fighters   Last night I saw this amazing piece of theatre at the Performance Space, now located at Carriage Works: – http://chickadixon.com/the-chicka-dixon-institute-for-social-change/projects/short-film/   It was a play written by Aunty Rhonda, who I’d met a few years ago when she was in the early stages of this project. Here’s some…